Drop Your City Armor Retreat
with Sara Shelton Mann and Abby Crain
Thursday, June 21 to Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Dos Rios, CA (3.5hrs north of SF)

Come dance in the barn, swim in the river and discover yourself again unexpected.
5 days of classes with Sara Shelton Mann and Abby Crain.
For continuing students and newcomers.




Opening the heart to nature/inner and outer – dancing

The pleasure of stretching your skill, intuition, understanding, knowing, perceiving through dancing solo and in community.  We’ll do the usual practice continuing – chi-cultivation, puzzles, journaling and imaginal/compositional muscle building – listening and grounded through your feet on the earth.  

Between classes – sky gaze, swim, eat, breathe
If you are new welcome, if you are seasoned we’ll continue



We work with the assumption that we have not one center but many.  We work with the assumption that our humanness is comprised of primarily non human entities. We follow the intelligence of our skin,  fingernails, the tips of our hair, and the patterns of our embryonic selves. We work with anatomic Phantoms and Premonitions. We work with the powerful structures  of Open Source Forms ( the wild stepchild of Skinner Releasing) as a vehicle for our practice. We will dance til we sweat. We will lay on the floor for a long time. When class is over we will swim in the river.


Hosted on a spacious and wild property near the town of Dos Rios, the land offers the peace and solace of deep rural Northern California. It also provides a beautiful converted hay barn dance studio, a main house, ample camping and access to spring fed swimming holes in the Eel river. During the retreat, nutritious, omnivorous fare will be prepared daily by Leslie Castellano for retreat participants.

Fee (including tuition, meals, camping) $485
$535 – after May 15th

$150 deposit by May 15th holds your spot and is non refundable. BALANCE IS DUE ON JUNE 1.

THERE IS NO WORK TRADE AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT. We keep the price as low as possible to make it affordable.

This retreat takes place off the beaten path, participants should be prepared for rugged land, wildlife, and know that weather can be variable with possible high temperatures. The wilderness is part of the majesty of Dos Rios!

ARRIVAL TIME: Between 2pm & 4pm on Thursday, June 21st
CLASSES: Friday, June 22st – Tuesday, June 26th
PACK & DEPART: Morning of Wednesday, June 27th

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